Retired Regional Analyst Discloses Motives for War in Iraq

february 19, 2004  05:21 pm
U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski worked in the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans during the year leading up to the war. The same week the U.S. invaded Iraq, she retired so she could speak openly about what she says she observed: "a neoconservative coup, a hijacking of the Pentagon." Kwiatkowski tells L.A. Weekly's Marc Cooper the search for weapons of mass destruction was a façade—"they didn't expect to find anything"—and offers three motives for the war that never became part of the Republican Administration's spin.